Comfortable modern hotel in the heart of wine country, though oddly situated right on Route 99 (it probably should have been built at the back of the car park but possibly planning did not allow?)
Our accommodation was good; we opted for a Junior Suite, which was huge, with large comfortable bed, sofa, TV and armchair and a view of the car park (queiter than the road view). There still seemed a lot of space left over and was sparsely decorated. There was no kettle, mini-bar, water etc in the room which was also odd. (We had to buy coffee from the restaurant in the afternoon.)
The bathroom was stocked with L'Occitane products however.
The AirCon in the room was problematic. It was working fine when we arrived but then started making a strange spoardic grinding noise; we switched it off and the noise continued intermittently. I went to Reception to request that it was repaired and a fellow guest there advised that she had the same problem the previous day and that the noise would go away (it did eventually!)
We had a friendly helpful welcome on check-in at Reception which is located by the co-owned Paulee restaurant (in the same complex) though they didn't tell us that breakfast was not available the following morning.
Breakfast is normally available in Paulee but, for some reason, the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays including for breakfast. I have never come across a hotel that does not provide any breakfast option (not even a tray of pre-packaged fruit and pastries though coffee was available in the lift lobby area), so, frankly, we were very annoyed when we turned up to eat and we were told it was closed; perhaps our annoyance would have been partly mitigated if they had pre-warned us. Instead we were directed to the Red Hills Market, a 10 minute plus walk up the highway (we didn't have a car as we were on a wine tour) which was missing any pavement/sidewalk).
By the way, we ate at Paulee on the Monday evening and thought the food and wine offering was top class - 5 stars! Shame it wasn't open in the morning!
Overall, the Inn seemed a good spacious base for touring the wineries (there are two tasting rooms in the hotel complex - Evening Land had excellent wines) but the guest experienced could definitely be enhanced by thinking more about what the guests might need during their stay in a relatively isolated area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn At Red Hills is the perfect place to enjoy all the Willamette Valley has to offer. Situated within walking distance of many tasting rooms, including four right on the property, we provide the perfect getaway for those coming from far or near looking to relax in the heart of Oregon's wine country. Wine tours may be arranged for those looking to venture out to visit any number of the hundreds of wineries in the Valley. Dundee and its neighboring towns offer some of the best restaurants in Oregon of all atmospheres and styles. Start your day or end it at our restaurant, Babica Hen, featuring fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner sourced from our Northwest bounty and served in a relaxing atmosphere so you can sit back and unwind. The Inn offers full business services for groups and individuals including two conference rooms, catering, and event space. We look forward to customizing your experience so that you may relax in the comfort of our hospitality. Well appointed guest rooms, natural products, and a friendly staff await your visit! Please join us in the heart of Dundee, Oregon... Just 36 miles southwest of Portland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Red Hills Hotel Dundee